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noun (1)

skee·​ter ˈskē-tər How to pronounce skeeter (audio)
: an iceboat 16 feet (5 meters) or more in length having a single sail


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noun (2)

skeet·​er ˈskē-tər How to pronounce skeeter (audio)
: a skeet shooter

Word History


Noun (1)

by shortening & alteration

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of skeeter was in 1839

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“Skeeter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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